by | December 31, 2017 | 20:34

With Eden Hazard left on the bench, Antonio Conte now has a selection headache ahead of next week's game at Arsenal . "I can tell you I'm very happy to work with these players and I'm very happy with the mentality we've created in the last one-and-a-half years".

by | December 31, 2017 | 20:31

And, after Jesus suffered an injury that Guardiola expects to keep the Brazilian out of action for up to two months in Sunday's 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace , the former Barcelona boss was asked whether such news might see him reignite his interest in the former Barcelona attacker.

by | December 31, 2017 | 17:56

I have a real fondness for them and all of the memories I have of my time there are good ones. Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone said he is hopeful Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa will play together for a "period" as doubts linger over his star French forward.

by | December 31, 2017 | 17:24

But on 23 minutes he broke down again and was replaced by Pep Guardiola as Sergio Aguero came on in his place. "Before we would have been jumping through hoops to get a point", Hodgson added. "But when you miss a penalty, there is always an element of sadness". Manchester City's record-breaking 18-game Premier League winning streak came to an end at a rainy Selhurst Park on Sunday, with the Eagles nearly pulling off an unlikely victory.

by | December 31, 2017 | 16:53

Ashley Young could find himself in trouble with the FA after appearing to elbow Southampton's Dusan Tadic in Saturday's 0-0 draw at Old Trafford, Sky Sports have reported. The former Watford and Aston Villa winger's consistent form even saw him return to the senior England squad last month for the first time in four years for high-profile friendly fixtures against Germany and Brazil.

by | December 31, 2017 | 16:03

The Football Association chose to take action after footage emerged of Young landing a blow on Dusan Tadic's abdominal area during Saturday's goalless draw at Old Trafford. He added: "Pogba doesn't look fit". I wonder whether he is training properly. These players need to realise their strengths, he's so strong and quick, you can't get near him.

by | December 31, 2017 | 16:00

The Rams - who are fierce rivals with Forest - now sit in second place in the Championship and their fans have been directing abuse at their East Midlands rivals, who targeted Gary Rowett for their vacant managerial post before opting for Warburton.

by | December 31, 2017 | 14:43

The No1 seed looked set to complete the job and seal the expected heavyweight final against Taylor but his opponent found renewed objective to take the first two legs. Phil Taylor was full of praise for qualifier Jamie Lewis after beating the Welshman 6-1 in the first semi-final. Two-time world champion Van Gerwen did not want to speak last night after the devastation of missing six match darts.

by | December 31, 2017 | 11:07

Kristaps Porzingis scored 30 points, Jarrett Jack made two free throws to break a tie with 9 seconds remaining as the Knicks overcame an eight-point lead by the Pelicans late in the fourth quarter. The Knicks (18-18) were ahead by 11 at halftime, but Davis led a surge in the third quarter. New Orleans reeled off the first 8 points of the final frame as the Knicks missed their first seven shots.

by | December 31, 2017 | 09:13

Salah's persistence paid off just after the restart when he fired in from close range to level and struck his second, and 17th in the Premier League this season, in the 76th after shrugging off Harry Maguire and producing a composed finish.

by | December 31, 2017 | 09:10

Hunt had signed a two-year contract extension with the Reds and Wallabies in November having made his global rugby debut in June. "Rugby Australia takes all matters relating to the off-field behaviour of its players seriously and has commenced an investigation into the incident in conjunction with the Queensland Rugby Union", said in an official statement regarding the incident.

by | December 31, 2017 | 08:12

A year later he joined Chelsea in 2012, where he achieved four Ballon d'Or nominations and the title of Premier League champion in 2015 and 2017, as well as the victor of the Europa League in 2013, among others. A report from the Daily Mail says the claims by Hazard's father have come as a surprise to those at Chelsea as the Belgium international's contract at the club does not expire until 2020, with no formal extension offer yet to be tabled despite talks having started in May.

by | December 31, 2017 | 06:23

According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen , Oakland's offer to Gruden will include an ownership stake in the team . The Raiders were a trendy preseason pick to make the Super Bowl , but the Silver and Black have been very disappointing as they enter Week 17 with a 6-9 record.

by | December 31, 2017 | 06:07

Because it's all new for them. "You're not going to win a big game without your big players". Will No. 4 Duke possibly fall to 0-2 in the ACC when the Blue Devils host No. 7 West Virginia. It was Duke's (13-1, 1-1 ACC) first conference win of the season. CARDINALS SETTLING IN? Louisville has faced plenty of turmoil under interim coach David Padgett since he replaced Rick Pitino on September 29, weeks before the Hall of Fame coach was sacked in the wake of a federal corruption ...

by | December 31, 2017 | 05:43

If you compare with last season, we have conceded less goals . "Stoke have picked up four points from their festive games so far, but I don't think they will get much out of this one", Lawrenson told BBC Sport . He said: "I am very pleased with the performance of all my players and very pleased to finish another game with a clean sheet". "But usually I am more anxious when our striker doesn't have the opportunities to score".

by | December 31, 2017 | 05:36

City's nearest challengers, neighbours Manchester United , need a morale-boost after a stuttering end to the year which saw them knocked out of the League Cup by second-tier Bristol City followed by two draws against Leicester City and Burnley.

by | December 31, 2017 | 05:07

The 2018 World Championship from Alexandra Palace concludes on New Year's Eve with coverage of the final between Rob Cross and Phil Taylor . Cross forced a sudden-death leg with a 16 and D18 to stay alive after Van Gerwen failed to close it out in tense scenes.

by | December 31, 2017 | 04:34

Kamar Baldwin and Kelan Martin led the comeback dropping a combined 43 points in the second half, including a game victor from Martin. Junior Paul Jorgensen added 23 of his own, while sophomore Kamar Baldwin stuffed the stat sheet with a 19-point, nine-rebound, seven-assist performance.

by | December 31, 2017 | 00:06

Kirk McCullough, who along with Anderson released a study in 2014 on the results of their mini-open repairs on National Football League athletes. Wouldn't it be a good idea to play the offensive starters and get the offense in the best shape possible heading into the playoffs? "If you go back and look at the Giants game, I think we did a great job of connecting", Jeffery said .

by | December 30, 2017 | 23:47

Griffin returned to lead all scorers with 24 points, but Rivers injured his right Achilles in the third quarter and left the arena on crutches. Randle can be a restricted free agent this summer and would carry a cap hold of around $12.5 million, while Clarkson is owed just under $26 million over the next two seasons.